Shabbat Zachor 2014 / שַׁבָּת זָכוֹר 5774

Shabbat Zachor (Shabbat before Purim) for Hebrew Year 5774 began on and ended on .

Shabbat Zachor ("Sabbath [of] remembrance שבת זכור) is the Shabbat immediately preceding Purim. Deuteronomy 25:17-19, describing the attack by Amalek, is recounted. There is a tradition from the Talmud that Haman, the antagonist of the Purim story, was descended from Amalek. The portion that is read includes a commandment to remember the attack by Amalek, and therefore at this public reading both men and women make a special effort to hear the reading.

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Dates for Shabbat Zachor

HolidayStartsEndsHebrew Date
Shabbat Zachor 2011 13 Adar II 5771
Shabbat Zachor 2012 9 Adar 5772
Shabbat Zachor 2013 13 Adar 5773
Shabbat Zachor 2014 13 Adar II 5774
Shabbat Zachor 2015 9 Adar 5775
Shabbat Zachor 2016 9 Adar II 5776
Shabbat Zachor 2017 13 Adar 5777
Shabbat Zachor 2018 9 Adar 5778
Shabbat Zachor 2019 9 Adar II 5779
Shabbat Zachor 2020 11 Adar 5780


Shabbat Zachor / שַׁבָּת זָכוֹר

Torah Portion: Leviticus 6:1-8:36

Haftarah: I Samuel 15:2 - 15:34


The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary (paid link)
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
Sefaria Tanakh
Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures (paid link)
Jewish Publication Society
"Special Shabbat#Shabbat Zachor" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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